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  • #31
    I’m borrowing a Launchcontrol for a few days, and I’m trying to use the buttons at the bottom for mute and solo, but they don’t stick, they just work while holding down the buttons. Any ideas how to make them stick?

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    • #32
      Originally posted by Doomservice View Post
      I’m borrowing a Launchcontrol for a few days, and I’m trying to use the buttons at the bottom for mute and solo, but they don’t stick, they just work while holding down the buttons. Any ideas how to make them stick?
      https://resource.novationmusic.com/s...Launch+Control

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      • #33
        Thanks! Gotta say the Launchcontrol XL is a very good companion to the Bluebox. If only there was a version that was just a bit smaller with 4 knobs for sends it would be supermegaultra awesome.

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        • #34
          I'm still waiting for BCR32 - this will be very nice option for (not only) BB. https://mixmag.net/read/behringer-bcr32-sequencer-tech

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          • #35
            Originally posted by jpablo91 View Post
            the best controller I've used is the Faderfox UC4, check it out, you can configure the controller without the need to connect it to a computer ad it has several types of control including: a crossfader, 8 faders, 8 knobs with push button, and 8 buttons.
            Its more expensive han the ones you listed, but in my opinion is totally worth it.
            I'm considering a UC4 for my new Bluebox. Is there any bidirectional communication? In other words, on startup does the Bluebox send its values to the UC4, or do you just zero everything out to start with each session?

            Thanks.

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            • #36
              Hi everyone, just wanted to share in case anyone is interested - I just got a Bastl Instruments 60 Knobs and it works really well with the Bluebox. It's not the tiniest of midi controllers, but not massive (about the size of the Blue and Blackboxes side by side), and I find it way better than the Korg Nanokontrol I was using. More options, more responsive - I hate the faders on that Nanokontrol, and I do a lot of live mixing and fx sending in my sets.

              I also modified it slightly, swapped out the 5 pin midi connectors for stereo minijacks, which A. makes the thing just a little thinner, and B. connects to Bluebox with a standard 3.5mm stereo audio cable. It also passes midi from Blackbox straight through, so it's sync'ed with the external clock.

              I've got it set up to control volume, pan, fx1, fx2, out2 and out3 for 9 tracks and the the last row controlling delay and reverb parameters. I haven't put it through paces yet, but so far I'm impressed. And it only took about 3 hours to solder all the parts together.

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              • #37
                i would love to use my x-touch mini from behringer, but it seems, that there is no soft takeover working. so every channel i want to adjust, is starting at zero db volume instead of the value, i left it.
                i don't know at the moment, if this is a behringer issues or if the bluebox does not support it.

                input appreciated

                i wonder, if my mpc one could be connected to the bluebox (via my usb-midi-box like esi m4u ex) - like on project level. need to think this through...

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                • #38
                  Originally posted by JESMtl View Post

                  I'm considering a UC4 for my new Bluebox. Is there any bidirectional communication? In other words, on startup does the Bluebox send its values to the UC4, or do you just zero everything out to start with each session?

                  Thanks.
                  I'm looking at EC4 and UC4 as well. I could live with with the zeroing if the soft takeover works without bidirectional midi (which the Bluebox definitely doesn't do). In other words, does the Faderfox remember the states of each bank internally and do its own midi takeover, or does it rely on incoming data from the Bluebox? Also, are the response curves or CC ranges editable on the FF boxes to allow them to work better with the linear response of the BB volumes?

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                  • #39
                    As it happens, I had a Korg nanoKONTROL Studio before I got my Bluebox. I then tried the MIDI learn and was disappointed that the mute and solo buttons didn't 'latch' as others have complained but then I used the Korg Kontrol editor app to customize the NanoKontrol studio so that the buttons were 'toggle' and not 'momentary'. That did it!
                    Now all the buttons work perfectly and I have to say that being able to grab sliders while playing a groove is fantastic.

                    So far, I'm really enjoying my Bluebox and even more so with a controller like the Korg nanoKONTROL Studio. I have to say I was a bit underwhelmed when I first got the nanoKontrol studio but it's one of those devices that surprises you with how many different scenarios it can elevate.



                    If it's useful to anyone, here's the Korg Kontrol editor file for my nanoKontrol Studio. It's not 100% complete but it's sufficient for my needs and should be a good starting point if needed.

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                    • #40
                      For what it's worth, I can report that the AtoVProject 16n Rework works as expected. Granted, the 16n does not sport any buttons but it has sliders galore and those are of a very high quality.

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                      • Steve
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                        I have one. I love it!

                    • #41
                      Do any Faderfox UC4 users have any set-up advice? How are you using it with the Bluebox? Tips and tricks welcomed! I can't find much on YouTube

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                      • #42
                        Yes, but the flexibility of the faderfox is advantage and disadvantage here at the same time. I've built so many different setups for my hard- and software and i'm never really sure, if i'm finally stick to them :-) My last setup for the bluebox is using the faders (obviously) for the volume levels of my (eight) tracks. Thanks to the last firmware update the vertical slider can be used for the main level. I'm using the eight rotary encoders for volume, pan, fx1, fx2, gain, out3, cue and out2. So if you activate one of the encoders (via pushing it), you can control the pan for the eight tracks for example. An alternative way could be to assign the encoders to the track numbers and control pan, fx, aux and so one for that particular track. It did'nt worked for me, but seems to be a very personal choice.
                        To mention the button row: I use them just for soloing and muting tracks right now. But you can think about rec arm, aux on/off and other controls as well.
                        I can help you if you have further questions.

                        Originally posted by RollrightKnights View Post
                        Do any Faderfox UC4 users have any set-up advice? How are you using it with the Bluebox? Tips and tricks welcomed! I can't find much on YouTube

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                        • #43
                          Thanks so much for this! When you say the vertical slider is this the cross fader?

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                          • stoltenberg
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                            Yes, this is the word i've searched for ;-)

                        • #44
                          Thanks again!

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                          • #45
                            Can anyone share how they setup their Faderfox UC4 with the Bluebox? Using MIDI learn I've managed to edit UC4 Group2 and have mapped the 8 UC4 faders to the Bluebox, but how do you change the amount that the UC4 fader goes to? Ideally I'd like the fader travel to stop at 0db.

                            The UC4 manual is really bad! Can anyone record a short video on setup? I can't be the only dummy to be struggling?! (Maybe I am!) - Thanks in advance!

                            EDIT - Got it I think - can edit upper and lower values of faders, the only thing I can't work out now is how to edit the encoders to control pan, FX etc.
                            Last edited by RollrightKnights; 06-11-2022, 08:20 AM.

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                            • stoltenberg
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                              Help is on the way, please take a look in your private messages ;-)
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